Congratulations to Matt, Thomas, Brian and Dave for completing the Adventure Cycling TransAmerican Bike Route.
Last night we ended up riding in the dark with headlamps out of Eugene city limits in order to camp safely off the side of the road in a field. Brian woke us up at 5am so that the three of us could meet Dave. The ride started in the dark before sunrise and was reminiscent of Virginian rolling hills as we crossed the coastal mountain range into Florence. Once at our destination we ate breakfast, having coffee for the first time all trip, and then met up with Dave. The four of us rode an additional 5 miles North of Florence to the ocean where we lugged our loaded bikes across a long beach to the water (this time not worrying about getting sand in the gears as we did in Yorktown).
After taking pictures in the fog we rode back to Florence where we parted with Dave. The crew disassembled, boxed and shipped bikes with the help of BICYCLES 101, Inc. We will camp in Florence tonight and all travel via bus to Portland tomorrow where we will part ways with the friends we made on the trip.
Thank you to all those who have tuned in, contributed to our ride and supported the James P. D'Alessio ECF.